ATDF offers Tap Teacher Training

Posted on: 2/22/2018 1:30PM

American Tap Dance FoundationThe American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) offers a comprehensive training program in teaching rhythm tap to children, teens and adults. This July, ATDF will host Tap Teacher Training in NYC for those looking to learn this training program.

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State Street Ballet invites dancers to audition

Posted on: 2/21/2018 4:30PM

California Ballet Company AuditionsCalifornia’s State Street Ballet will hold company auditions at its home, the beautifully renovated Gail Towbes Center for Dance in Santa Barbara, this Saturday, February 24 as part of its National Audition Tour, which also includes auditions for its 2018 Summer Intensive and its 2018-19 Professional Track Trainee Program.

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Brian Friedman introduces The Main Event

Posted on: 2/20/2018 7:30PM

Brian Friedman creates The Main EventCreative Director, Producer and Choreographer Brian Friedman recently announced the launch of The Main Event, a global dance brand uniting some of the greatest icons of the dance world. Its inaugural event will kick off this August 3-5 in New York City.

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Oregon Ballet Theatre leaps down rabbit hole

Posted on: 2/19/2018 12:00PM

Washington Ballet productionOregon Ballet Theatre has been drawing record-breaking crowds this season, first with its fall show Rhapsody in Blue and then with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in December. Now the company prepares for its most ambitious project yet, the West Coast premiere of Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) – a highly athletic and vibrant production that brings the Lewis Carroll classic to exuberant life through dance.

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SYTYCD returns for Season 15, plans auditions

Posted on: 2/16/2018 1:35PM

Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe and Vanessa HudgensFox has renewed the Emmy Award-winning So You Think You Can Dance for a 15th season. From 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) will return this summer on Fox. Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens are back as resident judges, with Cat Deeley still serving as host.

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Backdrops company rings in 125th year

Posted on: 2/16/2018 8:02AM

2504 Palace Grand StaircaseFor 125 years, Backdrops by Charles H Stewart has been in the business of stage production. Based in Massachusetts, the company has been a part of the complete evolution of theatrical performances and is a trusted supplier of backdrops in N. America.

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'Dance Academy' movie finally coming to U.S.

Posted on: 2/15/2018 1:50PM

Dance Academy Movie USA ReleaseAmerican fans of Dance Academy, it’s time to celebrate! It has been revealed that the highly anticipated movie Dance Academy: The Comeback is now officially bound for select U.S. cinemas! Mark your calendars!

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Terpsicorps hiring dancers for summer 2018

Posted on: 2/15/2018 8:00AM

Asheville Summer Dance CompanyProfessional dancers are invited to spend their summer with choreographer Heather Maloy being pushed artistically and enjoying the city of Asheville in the mountains of North Carolina. Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance is now accepting applications for its 2018 Summer Season.

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Train with Ad Deum this spring

Posted on: 2/14/2018 8:00AM

Spring 2018 Houston Dance IntensiveAd Deum Dance Company, a modern/contemporary troupe based in Houston, Texas, has announced its 2018 Spring Intensive. Set for March 12-16, the intensive is for advanced and professional dancers aged 16 and older. Registration is now open. Note that auditions for Ad Deum and Ad Deum II are also held during this week through class observation.

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Neville Dance Theatre toasts Valentine's Day

Posted on: 2/13/2018 7:05AM

2018 Valentine's Day Champagne Party and PerformanceNeville Dance Theatre, a classical and contemporary dance company in Manhattan, invites NYC residents and those beyond to enjoy Valentine's Day with a special Champagne Party and Performance at The Ailey Studios.

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Ailey dancers fight for better wages

Posted on: 2/12/2018 9:30AM

Twyla Tharp's The Golden SectionAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is currently in the midst of a 21-city North American tour that began January 30 in Chapel Hill, NC. Following a five-week season in NYC, the tour launched with the aim to deliver performances by the company’s 32 extraordinary dancers to various stages from coast to coast. But recently, the curtain was lifted on some drama happening behind the scenes.

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Iconic N. Hollywood studio unveils remodeling

Posted on: 2/9/2018 11:05AM

North Hollywood dance studioDebbie Reynolds Legacy Studios, formerly just “Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio”, will celebrate its Grand Opening on February 10. With tremendous support from the dance community, the new owners have completed a three-month, $75,000+ remodel. They are proud to unveil new art, new programs, the Legacy Wall of Fame, new spaces such as Debbie’s Closet and the Carrie Fisher Black Box Theatre and more.

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Ballet Hispánico and Cal State LA collaborate

Posted on: 2/9/2018 9:00AM

Cal State LA collaborates with Ballet HispánicoCalifornia State University, Los Angeles has partnered with Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, to launch a groundbreaking program, Community Arts Partnership LA in 2018. Cal State LA will host Ballet Hispánico as a company-in-residence, serving greater Los Angeles.

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'Sweet Tap Chicago' coming to City Winery

Posted on: 2/8/2018 3:30PM

Chicago Tap TheatreChicago Tap Theatre (CTT) presents Sweet Tap Chicago on Sunday, March 11 at 3 and 7 p.m. at The City Winery. Sweet Tap Chicago is a celebration of Chicago musicians and music, with all new arrangements by Kurt Schweitz, a live jazz quintet featuring rapper/singer/host Taylor Mallory and JC Brooks, and tap dancing. Musicians and bands to be covered include Common, Smashing Pumpkins, Muddy Waters, Ministry and more.

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STREB dance studio commences renovation

Posted on: 2/7/2018 7:30AM

CTA Architects directs renovation of STREB Dance HeadquartersSTREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM), a dance and theater performance venue and an open-access education and rehearsal space in Brooklyn, is undergoing the first phase of a multi-phased major renovation. CTA Architects, P.C. is serving as architect for the renovation of the 5,000-square foot, one-story building located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn at 51 North First Street.

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BalletNext returns after hiatus

Posted on: 2/6/2018 12:00PM

2018 New York Live Arts SeasonBalletNext, the contemporary ballet company founded by former American Ballet Theatre Principal Michele Wiles, will return to the performance arena for its 2018 Season at New York Live Arts on March 6-10. Wiles and the company have been on hiatus as she welcomed the birth of her first child in 2017.

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Dance Highlights from Super Bowl LII

Posted on: 2/5/2018 8:25PM

Super Bowl LII Halftime Show with Justin TimberlakeSuper Bowl LII stole the national spotlight on Sunday night, February 4, 2018, filling the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN with eager fans for the big Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots game. Here, we share three instances when dance bounded into center stage this Super Bowl Season.

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Prix de Lausanne declares 2018 Winners

Posted on: 2/4/2018 2:00PM

2018 Prix de Lausanne FinalsA large audience attended the Prix de Lausanne Finals on Saturday, February 3, both at the Théâtre de Beaulieu in Switzerland and online. Eight young dancers were awarded a scholarship allowing them to enter one of the 72 partner schools or companies of the Prix de Lausanne. Of these, one was American - Aviva Gelfer-Mundl of V&T Classical Ballet & Dance Academy.

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Casting call for new 'West Side Story' film

Posted on: 2/2/2018 6:05PM

West Side Story remake by Steven SpielbergIt has been announced that American director and producer Steven Spielberg is preparing to direct a new version of West Side Story, the classic 1961 film that won 10 Academy Awards. The revival will be adapted by screenwriter Tony Kushner and will feature the show's original music.

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Prix de Lausanne names 2018 Finalists

Posted on: 2/2/2018 4:55PM

2018 Prix de Lausanne CandidateAfter four days of intensive work, 21 candidates have been qualified for the Finals of the 2018 Prix de Lausanne, a prestigious international competition for young dancers taking place in Switzerland. They are from 10 different countries and the most represented is the United States with five candidates, and then China with four candidates. Of the 11 Australians originally competing, none made it to Finals.

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MorDance kicks off fifth season

Posted on: 2/2/2018 7:30AM

Fats Waller’s RhythmMorDance, in its mission to create modern, relevant movement that maintains the integrity of classical ballet, present Fats Waller’s Rhythm, a one-night-only world premiere on Thursday, February 8. With this evening-length work, MorDance brings eight dancers to Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem, NYC to pay tribute to the Harlem stride pianist and composer Fats Waller.

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Eurotard hosts Brand Ambassador Search!

Posted on: 1/31/2018 1:35PM

Opportunity to Model DancewearStarting today, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the popular Eurotard Dancewear is hosting a Brand Ambassador Search! Now through this Sunday, February 4, 2018, dancers can enter the contest via Instagram.

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USC Kaufman to host Paul Taylor intensive

Posted on: 1/31/2018 8:00AM

Paul Taylor choreography taught at USC KaufmanThe USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in Los Angeles takes pride in combining artistic preeminence with industry access at one of the nation’s top private research universities. It celebrates various high-profile collaborations throughout each year and its Summer Programs alone include a Hubbard Street intensive, a Complexions intensive and a Gaga intensive. Now the school had announced that it will host a Paul Taylor intensive as well.

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The School of Ballet Arizona expands

Posted on: 1/30/2018 11:30AM

Ballet Classes at Estrella Mountain Community CollegeBeginning February 3, 2018, The School of Ballet Arizona comes to the West Valley. Classes will be offered on Saturdays at Estrella Mountain Community College for 3-7 year olds. Children are invited to explore creativity and expression through ballet.

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'Step Up: High Water' in cinemas for one night

Posted on: 1/29/2018 12:30PM

Fathom Events January 30 2018Moviegoers across the U.S. can now experience the brand-new YouTube Red Original Series Step Up: High Water on the big screen. For one night only, Step Up: High Water will present a Premiere Event in more than 750 cinemas nationwide.

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Core Dance’s Spring Fieldwork begins

Posted on: 1/26/2018 12:00PM

Spring 2018 Fieldwork AtlantaCore Dance, a contemporary dance organization that creates, performs and presents original dance in Atlanta and Houston, will soon be launching its Atlanta Spring Fieldwork Bi-Weekly and Weekly Sessions. Choreographers, solo performing artists, writers, composers, playwrights, poets, vocalists, multidisciplinary artists and other creators can register to participate online.

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Ballet alumnus competing in Winter Olympics

Posted on: 1/25/2018 6:15PM

Figure skater Nathan Chen in Ballet West’s The Sleeping Beauty in 2011In a tour-de-force display of artistry and athleticism, Nathan Chen won the national title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships earlier this month and secured his spot for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Chen trained at Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah for six years, dancing alongside company dancers in The Sleeping BeautySwan Lake and The Nutcracker.

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Scholarship awarded to honor David Howard

Posted on: 1/24/2018 11:05AM

BAE student receives David Howard Foundation ScholarshipBallet Academy East (BAE) in New York City has announced the recipient of the second annual David Howard Foundation Scholarship. The award, generously underwritten by The David Howard Foundation, is made available annually to an exceptional BAE student in support of tuition and housing expenses. This year’s recipient is Cameron Catazaro‐Hayward.

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New York Dance Project Auditions

Posted on: 1/23/2018 2:35PM

Choreography by Dwight RhodenAre you an intermediate or professional level dancer between the ages of 10 and 25 that’d like to train with former members of The Joffrey Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Nederlands Dance Theater? If so, then be sure to check out New York Dance Project, which is offering Ballet and Contemporary Summer Intensives in NYC and Italy.

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Hip-hop dance festival requests proposals

Posted on: 1/23/2018 10:30AM

Los Angeles hip-hop dance festival The 3rd shut up and DANCE! Festival in Los Angeles is accepting applications through January 24. Local hip-hop choreographers aged 18 and older are invited to apply to present their work at the event on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24.

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